Thursday, November 18, 2010
Flaunt Your Flowers
One of the last things I do outside (before it's too cold to do anything),
is dig up the canna bulbs.
It's kind of a pain in the you-know-what, but worth it in the long run.
They are so beautiful all summer long...
And such a great plant for covering large areas.
This summer I tucked them in by the garden gate...
They get so big and stately looking.
Behind little Wyatt and the wagon they look like trees!!
This is one of my favorite shots of our grandson, Wyatt....
taken during his first trip to the farm!
Okay, don't get side-tracked Grandma,
so back to the job at hand....
Cannas aren't very deep just remember they've multiplied so dig out a ways,
as not to chop into any of the bulbs.
Once you get them all un-earthed...
shake off the excess dirt and chop off the tops,
only if they are totally dried up. (this is where the bulb gets it's nutrients for next year)
And then store in a cool dry place. I'm going to store them in our basement
and hope for the best!!
These bulbs tripled in quantity for me this summer,
next year I'll be planting them all over the farm!
I'm sharing this little tid-bit of info about cannas with Tootsie over at
Flaunt Your Flowers....check it out.
Have a better than fine Friday my friends!